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Rita J. King @RitaJKing NYC / Isola d'Ischia

EVP for Business Development, Science House. Futurist, @SciEntEx. INfluencer, @LinkedIn. Maker of Mystery Jars, writer of stories.

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I don't need an app to tell me which kid my parents favor, but you might: http://t.co/KavEvkx5KM via @nymagFun to have @Wiley at Science House today! http://t.co/sGmaSsm9ox"There has never been a better time in the whole history of the world to invent something. " https://t.co/cX5cRIxh0i
Retweeted by Rita J. KingA flower that looks like a brain at Science House. http://t.co/TmDEBjI4pG@debbiemillman I knew her birthday was coming up because I saw a firefly, but I'm bad with dates...Happy birthday, @brainpicker! xoxo
7/28
2014
@feastonhistory I've been fantasizing about the program you described in your email & just realized that I don't think I responded!@RJSzczerba I guess I didn't think Colonel Sanders was real until I saw that picture.Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins is 21 today! @katelanfoisyMany of us continue the quest for safari as a way of life because of Dan Eldon. His life was short, but his ability to inspire? INFINITE.How my friend @kathyeldon forgave her brilliant, beautiful, inspiring son's killers. The @reddit_AMA: http://t.co/C2tjoXyHJu@joelwhitaker @pmarca disrespect of oneself or of "us" but not of "them"Purple Rain is 30! http://t.co/E6zfaEboAM http://t.co/Y12zZhpAo9@joelwhitaker @pmarca Milgram's famous experiment tells us a lot about how the dynamic takes root amid the mob. Programmed to obey.Science House guard dog helping to set the stage. http://t.co/033yxPdJfKSetting up the Imagination Room at Science House for a Culture Map workshop, @CultureInst! http://t.co/TQGYqL0Qsu@stevesilberman @alexia so should I get the donkey milk off my face or just leave it and see what happens?@stevesilberman @alexia I like how no human face appears in the sign.My friend @kathyeldon is doing @reddit_AMA Sunday am. How did she forgive her son's killers? Her son Dan is one of my greatest inspirations.Legos lost at sea! What a story! http://t.co/i8su4jBLjm
7/27
2014
Our general inability to process geologic time is one of the biggest reasons why we don't easily see the interconnected nature of life.@JohnFugelsang don't do the same at Chirping Chicken.@pmarca and in order to pull that off, we need to face some things about ourselves, our fears. That's why science, art and tech are the way.@pmarca so the "fuse" is a nebulous interconnected system, and the real question is: can we make it visible?@pmarca by the time widespread awareness manifests, dictatorships are woven deeply into the fabric of many layers of life and mind...@pmarca by invisible I don't mean that nobody can see it...more that it hasn't gained critical mass in public imagination and seems isolated@pmarca part of problem (as with so many things) is that dictatorships are visible & tangible, yet process leading up is invisible, nebulous@GennadySimanovs @pmarca grand schemes don't become dictatorships without a mob.@pmarca I realize that only answers the question if what you mean is nipping in the bud, not dealing with entrenched, existing systems.@pmarca they don't start off as powerful as they become.
7/26
2014
@melissapierce that's why the key to the Imagination Age is smarter, not faster or more.@mathowie @ceodonovan what a great piece of writing and ohhhhhh, *why* did I decide to watch the video??@zhandlen was just listening to one of my favorite Fiona Apple songs, Every Single Night.@onholdwith yes, the call center for @Verizon is the worst but @VZWSupport helped me instantly via Twitter.And I LOVE the idea here: http://t.co/0AQAJH5FJ2
Retweeted by Rita J. King"We're artists. We're alike. We're cousins." Jay-Z's Picasso Baby: https://t.co/TMOUamLp7g"Why do these grapes look like peppers?" "They're Witches Fingers." "What does that mean?" "It means they're Witches Fingers."How to quit your job: https://t.co/BTiNm457UH love this one, @brainpicker!
7/25
2014
Energizing to see brilliant collaborator @osmanrashid, creator of @GalxyzLab! http://t.co/ZAulTY3lVEIs your "type" fixed for life, or can you change? https://t.co/81TtHcFGnd
7/24
2014
This post on @heather_berlin also includes our fellow Advocate for Curiosity @missmayim: http://t.co/7TKv9QP7GL #brainsGreat article on my curiosity about the brain, improv, & "life" after death @RitaJKing @CuriosityReview @WeizmannInst http://t.co/o54jCLODBL
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7/23
2014
@vzwsupport 121 minutes on hold. Please DM me with info to contact a live person. You don't follow me so I can't DM you.@VZWSupport 61 minutes so far.@vzwsupport I'm still on hold@VZWSupport followed, thanks!@VZWSupport I've been on hold FOREVER trying to activate my new phone after your automated system didn't work. Any way to speed this up?!@pgolds1984 can you DM me your email?@pgolds1984 I will come and visit ASAP!@broadinstitute I love what you're doing and this news just made my day.@broadinstitute I've been studying sociopathy intensively for a project and this work has made me rethink everything I thought I understood.@sethmnookin @broadinstitute @carlzimmer @bencareynyt yes! We need to know as much as we can about our mysterious brains. Excellent!We need to know everything we can about how our brains and minds work. This is great. http://t.co/lkhN0H2k1xI need to tweet about this twice: SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLION DOLLAR DONATION to study mental illness: http://t.co/GPD0KEe6ZA
Retweeted by Rita J. King@Noahpinion @pmarca I love to help philanthropists figure out where to put their science dollars.
7/22
2014
@brillhart can't wait until Roomba can mop *and* make hummus!@avflox thanks!@adamclarkestes yes, thanks!@mims in the future we will have driverless cars everywhere.@avflox that just happened to me today in real life. A ferry, but still.Pirates. http://t.co/NvkTHN5imo
7/21
2014
@ChicagoMBA I'm trying to figure out the best way to think about networked empathy as we speak. Will keep you posted. @pmarcaWhen James found out that today is both National Ice Cream Day *and* International Chess Day, well, those of you who know him can imagine.Tennessee Williams had great taste in places to go and write.@pmarca I've been studying sociopathy non-stop for weeks for a project and you are right...networked empathy is the only solution!"After dinner," said James, "I'm going to digitize this book." http://t.co/Q3wN9wh6KwA library with an entire ship inside! http://t.co/RaznPzTUfPThe myth of the lone genius is completely outdated in the Imagination Age. http://t.co/jypNzIHHxeImagine what you might create inside there. http://t.co/93S261szli
7/20
2014
Parking lot gravel made of crushed plates and pottery. http://t.co/4tKjpv1DGqA bike with an art cart attached. http://t.co/qjXU5qb1oM@harper @johnmaeda good to emphasize the point that it really depends what's being coded and why.
7/19
2014
@nytimes I love the Elaine Stritch interview so much.In a parallel universe I own a sandwich shop and every table has gorgeous flowers and beautifully… http://t.co/hIiXjqwtWD@DelMonacoFoods buon compleanno!I think we can all agree that as flower beards go, #12 takes the prize. http://t.co/KxejlUqYzUI got the same letter @johncleese wrote when I asked @HelenWalters about *her* fan club! http://t.co/rhOQzrYozp
7/17
2014
On my way to give a talk about what we can learn from salespeople, psychopaths and zen masters.I once saw an old gravestone etched with a phrase that stays in my mind: "Whatsoever thy hand doeth, doeth with all thy might."
7/16
2014
@appendixjournal @lettersofnote he's not shooting the idea down.@alexismadrigal #2 on 5 Intriguing Things is a verbatim conversation @heather_berlin and I had yesterday about death, memory & imagination.
7/15
2014
@maxinebedat, @heather_berlin and @RichardGarriott, thank you for making today so memorable. Loved every minute with each of you..@davidkwong practiced his fabulous TED talk at Science House first! Here it is: http://t.co/8JgEEcfFg1 @TEDTalks@mileskahn I think it's amazing too!
7/14
2014
@mileskahn how does it manifest?@IlanaCT I'd love to know more about how it manifests!Are you a synesthete? @Pharrell is! Have *you* ever seen music? http://t.co/AkKZDkCBEE @CuriosityReview@pickover do they have tiny, fully functioning brains inside?@pmarca I agree. The concept of what dominance by moneyed interest means has evolved, just like the arms they granted the right to bear.
7/13
2014
The Manhattanhenge crowd is out with some serious cameras. Makes me feel like we're just one big tribe north of 14th St tonight.Lots of implications for neurolaw in Wisdom of Psychopaths. Thanks for this one, @amsciam! http://t.co/H2ApTPcx0GPlanting a lavender field on the roof of Science House. http://t.co/LWijAescyL@Tim_OConnell you're welcome
7/12
2014
Just Genius. http://t.co/wPWsc9PAFJA microscopic mosaic of butterfly wings glimpsed through a ViewMaster. http://t.co/uGki7v0Ibt@pmarca The culture is so entrenched that at this point it's hard for the actual human beings who perpetuate it to see it for what it is.@pmarca it's a complicated, long term power game, hard for the public to parse out. Yet the US has always been an experiment...@pmarca one of the reasons I left journalism (aside from slow industry transformation) was the dry info delivery method.@pmarca I spent several years investigating and reporting on relationships between corp & gov, and doing math on contract procurement.@pmarca If you mean so we can try and implement policy change by understanding how it developed, I'm with you.@pmarca what do you mean balanced by?
7/11
2014
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